BRIDGING THE BROADBAND AFFORDABILITY GAP

Free Apartment Wi-Fi

ELIMINATE THE NEED TO SIGN-UP FOR SERVICE

Deploy Free Wi-Fi
to Low-Income Apartment Buildings

20-25% of households impacted by the affordability gap live in apartment buildings. Our Apartment Wi-Fi program is a partnership between EducationSuperHighway, city leadership, and building owners to bring free Wi-Fi to residents through a solution that is cost-effective, simple to implement, and easy for residents to access. Our team supports city leaders through all aspects of the process by:
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Oakland Apartment Wi-Fi

HoW It WORKS

Removing the Barriers to Broadband Adoption

Free apartment Wi-Fi is modeled after the way Wi-Fi is delivered in most hotels today. Rather than buy a separate Internet connection for each room, the hotel buys a single internet connection for the building and then installs a building-wide Wi-Fi network.

The hotel then makes it easy for guests to use the Wi-Fi by giving them the SSID and password when they check-in. There are no complicated forms to fill out, and the competition for guests has now made Wi-Fi a standard, free amenity in virtually every hotel.

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CITIES AND BUILDING OWNERS

How to Deploy Free Apartment Wi-Fi

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Activate an Internet connection in the building.

This can be purchased from a local Internet service provider, or the city can leverage the Internet access it uses to connect city facilities by extending its network to apartment buildings using a wired or wireless wide area network.

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Install Wi-Fi Infrastructure in the apartment building.

This step involves simply wiring hallways and common areas for Wi-Fi access points and then configuring the network.

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Provide residents with the SSID and password to connect to the Internet.

Residents can also be given a unique username and password for enhanced security.

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